The NRA Basic Pistol or Shotgun course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot pistols or shotguns. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol or Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol/Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.


Course Goal: To teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol or a shotgun safely:


The classroom portion of this course will be held at the Chicago Arms Training Academy located at 203 N LaSalle St, Suite 2100, Chicago, Illinois 60601.  The shooting portion of this course will be held at one of our shooting ranges.  The range location will be located at one of our indoor range partners.



Course Fee: $150.00

** Range fee and ammunition not included

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